The competition took place in Post 6 at Copacabana Beach, and the athletes headed to the sea for the 1,5 km
The competition occurred in Post 6 at Copacabana Beach, and the athletes headed to the sea for the 1,5 km swim. The athletes emerged from the water and began the 40 km bike course in 8 laps between the beach and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. The last stage was the four laps of 10 km run by the Copacabana's shoreline.
Rio 2016 Look of the Games set the colours for this course by using the same strategy as other water sports: the vibrant green from sports equipment, such as water barriers, bike racks and swim caps, contrasted with the blue in the transition zone's carpets, A-frames and road barricade covers.
The visual language also inspired the triathlon's competition design using organic shapes and colourful graphics, as in athlete's bike racks and finish gantry.
Another essential aspect was developing field of play signage, like road cycling, which influenced proprietary Rio 2016 colour strokes and pictograms.
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